Monthly Archives: December 2009

Quintiles tops two million with iGuard web community

US-based biopharmaceutical services company Quintiles Transnational now has more than two million subscribers to iGuard, the personalised medication monitoring service it launched two years ago to support recruitment for clinical trials.Quintiles says the web-based service “may be the largest single … Continue reading

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Remote monitoring program in ICU

When it comes to caring for patients in intensive care units, there are not enough doctors and nurses to go around. About 6,000 intensivists, physicians with advanced critical care certification, currently guide around-the-clock care for ICU patients. More than 30,000 … Continue reading

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Guidance – Medical devices – European Commission

The guidelines aim at promoting a common approach by manufacturers and Notified Bodies involved in the conformity assessment procedures according to the relevant annexes of the Directives, and by the Competent Authorities charged with safeguarding Public Health. They have been … Continue reading

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GE forecasts double-digit growth in healthcare IT

SEOUL (Reuters) – General Electric Co expects the global market for digitising healthcare systems to grow by double digit percentages in the coming years thanks to billions of dollars of government support, a senior executive said. Vishal Wanchoo, President and … Continue reading

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Researching Patient-Centred Cognitive Support

WASHINGTON – The government announced Friday $60 million to support healthcare IT research projects aimed at “breakthrough” advances. David Blumenthal, MD, national coordinator for health information technology, said the money would support the development of Strategic Health IT Advanced Research … Continue reading

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NHS Staffing Under Pressure in Scotland

Despite spending more than £11 billion next year the NHS in Scotland plans to cut the cost of nursing – by £12 million in Glasgow alone. Maybe this is because they have to pay higher bonuses to the 1200 staff … Continue reading

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Can Healthcare Economists Measure Performance Based on Episodes

In his blog Healthcare Economist Jason Shafrin raises the question of pay for performance in health care. It’s an interesting approach which most business people will readily understand. It’s an interesting article for anybody interested in what we’re trying to … Continue reading

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